PERDITA, IN FINDING(S) / ORDINATO (MOUNTAIN ARRANGEMENT 1)

Ordinatio (Mountain Arrangement 1), is an installation created out of an arrangement of contrasting light and dark prints (stand-ins for day and night) of repetitive mountain/land-scape that build into an implied though unreadable cipher. In this rendition, fourteen prints are hung in the suggestion of a coded message. Mountains hung sideways and upside down create sets of inverse mirrorings reminiscent of Rorschach tests. The works is designed to be installed in multiples with a series of such canvases or “rearrangements” each laid out to again read as their own implied though unreadable messages. The piece points directly to an attempt to decipher something that is indiscernible, the irreparable impacts of global human activities on even the most peripheral landscapes and the human capability to drastically rearrange the natural world.